DR Thomas Daffern
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Dr Daffern is a well-known historian, philosopher and educator, who is Director of the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy, and one of the world’s leading experts in the religious and spiritual dimensions of peacemaking, conflict resolution and mediation. He has a PhD from the University of London on the history of the post war world from 1945-2001 and the search for peace during the cold war. He argued that we need to develop a new genre of history called trans-personal history, to be able to understand the conflicts taking place at present between different religious groups in different parts of the planet.
He is Chairman at Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Middle East (TRCME) and has spent some time trying to resolve the complex issue of conflicts between different Middle Eastern peoples, religions and nation states. He is currently writing a book about the history of 9/11, which will the first time a thorough academic history of the events of that fatal day have been subject to rigorous academic scrutiny. There are many claims, counter claims, theories and partial explanations for what happened on 9/11, but as yet no professional historian has tackled the subject in depth. Using his forensic skills as an historian as well as his unintuitive transpersonal skills based on his many years of the study and practice of depth psychology, he is tackling this important topic form a multi-dimensional perspective, drawing on the whole range of historical approaches available to us in the 21st century.
As well as academic and scientific history, he has studied transpersonal psychology, parapsychology, religious studies and comparative global philosophy, and is an expert in the cross cultural scientific study of different religious and theological paradigms.
Whoever was responsible for 9/11 committed the worst crime ever to take place on American soil but how is it possible that no one has ever been charged with these crimes? As Prof David Ray Griffin’s books make clear, there are so many anomalies with the official USA government narrative that it was Osama Bin Laden and 19 Al Qaeda operatives alone who were responsible, that it is obvious other forces were at work. But who and why ? (China, Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan?) Forces internal to the USA government and USA intelligence agencies or forces from external nations and foreign intelligence agencies? Or could it even be, as some have speculated, that the conspiracies go all the way up to some kind of malevolent alien intelligences who deliberately engineered 9/11 as part of a plot to weaken mankind’s capacity to resist colonisation by forces inimical to human well-being ? Would such forces equate to the demonic intelligences of Islamic, Jewish and Christian tradition, and with the fallen angels of the Enochian traditions, and if so, what on earth can we do about them ? How can we get rid of them from this planet and stop them interfering in our affairs ?
On the other hand, the story of alien intelligence involvement in 9/11might imply be a smokescreen deliberately created by real world intelligence agencies to throw people off the scent of the real culprits, who might in fact be all too human. All these possibilities are being examined by Dr Daffern in the most thorough going academic analysis undertaken to date of these tragic events.
Dr Daffern is also the author of the INTERFAITH PEACE TREATY which is the first time in the history of the world that spiritual and religious people have been asked to subscribe to an interfaith peace treaty, declaring they will not attack each other violently, but sublimate their theological or spiritual differences to the level of debate and discussion. Listeners to the programme are invited to sign the treaty document after listening to Dr Daffern’s interview if they agree with his position.
He is a Canadian /British dual citizen, who has lived in Canada, England, Wales, Scotland, and France and is also Founder and Chairperson at the TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION FOR BRITAIN AND IRELAND (TRCBI). He is concerned that whoever or whatever the forces were behind 9/11, they are also probably behind the propaganda campaign to enforce Brexit on the people of the UK, and thus ensure that Scotland votes for complete independence from the UK in order to remain in the EU. He advocates the UK remaining together, and that it should eventually be allowed to remain inside a reformed EU. If our country breaks up, and spends years in bickering with Europe and with Scotland, he argues, how on earth will we ever be allowed to find out what happened on 9/11 ? We will lose all our international influence around the world and be forced to downgrade our self-understanding big time. Northern Ireland will almost certainly follow Scotland and leave the UK, and thus the UK will effectively be reduced to England and Wales.IS it possible that the same forces that engineered 9/11 are literally engineering this Brexit and BREAKUK scenario ? Have UK intelligence forces been literally interpenetrated by alien malevolent forces intent on self-destroying the UK for good ? If so, what can be done about them ?
Dr Daffern is slow to jump to conclusions, and is not at the stage of making definite conclusions, but he is formulating hypotheses and examining evidence, and trying to comprehend the extraordinary thrust of historical events that have unfolded ever since 9/11 (War on Afghanistan, war on Iraq, civil war in Syria, civil war in Libya, before that the break-up of Yugoslavia, the break up the USSR) and now we are faced with the possible break-up of the UK. IS it possible to see wider forces and agencies at work here than we are led to believe by conventional academic historians who consider events in separation and isolation from each other, along the specific timelines of national or regional histories? Dr Daffern applies the focused lens of transpersonal historical analysis to examine recent events which have unfolded since 911. His primary concern is to use historical and philosophical tools to prevent wars, conflicts and terrorist violence – above all, to prevent world war three from happening. His intellectual methodology could be summed up as meta-phenomenology, and he commends Aristotle’s dictum: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it”
You can read about Dr Daffern’s 35 books here: www.lulu.com/iipsgp
His main website is here: www.educationaid.net
The Interfaith Peace treaty is here: https://interfaithpeacetreaty.wordpress.com/
His main facebook pages are: https://www.facebook.com/Thomas.Clough.Daffern and https://www.facebook.com/International-Institute-of-Peace-Studies-and-Global-Philosophy-220239992834/?pnref=lhc